Recipe courtesy of Lauren Deshields
Print
Florida Watermelon Salad with Straciatella Cheese, Shaved Radish and Lemon Oil
Total:
1 hr 30 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 30 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 6 red pearl onions
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons sugar 
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried coriander 
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig 
  • 2 Easter egg radishes or other small radishes 
  • 1 small watermelon 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon-infused olive oil 
  • 8 ounces fresh stracciatella cheese 
  • 1 bunch fresh basil 

Directions

To pickle the pearl onions, first cut the onions in half and separate them by the onions' layers. Place in a medium heat-proof bowl.

In a small saucepot simmer the rice wine vinegar, sugar, coriander and thyme over medium heat until slightly bubbling. Stir to incorporate. Once simmering, remove from heat and pour the mixture over the onion layers. Allow to sit out for about 1 hour and then chill until needed.

Fill a small bowl with ice water and thinly shave the radishes and place directly in the ice water to keep them fresh until ready to serve.

Cut the watermelon into bite-size pieces and then season with salt, pepper and lemon oil.

Plate in 4 separate bowls. Next split the straciatella into 4 equal portions and neatly place on top of the watermelon in the center. Again season with salt, pepper and lemon oil.

Neatly arrange the shaved radish, pickled pearl onion and basil on the plate so that each bite should include a radish slice, pickled pearl onion and basil.

Cook's Note

This salad is also great with mango, peach, nectarine, apricot, melons, beets and heirloom tomatoes, depending on seasonal availability.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Sizzling Watermelon

Recipe courtesy of Tapa Tapa

Watermelon-Champagne Cocktail

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Wedge Salad

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Cucumber Gazpacho with Watermelon and Mint

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Carrot Salad

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Potato Salad

Recipe courtesy of Patti LaBelle

On TV

Donut Showdown

7:30am | 6:30c

Donut Showdown

8:30am | 7:30c

Donut Showdown

9:30am | 8:30c

Sugar Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Sugar Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cake Hunters

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cake Hunters

4:30pm | 3:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cupcake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cupcake Wars

10pm | 9c

Cupcake Wars

11pm | 10c

Cupcake Wars

12am | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1am | 12c

Trending Videos

Brunch Bonanza

So Much Pretty Food Here